Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review 'Exploration' by Peyton Sloane
Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.
Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her.
Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?...and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?
Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential... 

A couple of weeks ago, Peyton Sloane approached me with the question if I was interested in reading and reviewing her book ‘Exploration’. The Blurb of this book showed a lot of potential (LOL) so I decided to give it a try. A couple of days ago I started reading it.

In ‘Exploration’ we meet Jazz and Julian. Jazz is a twenty six year old with a lot of history. She is recently widowed and now she is on her way to Paris to have an amazing and adventures vacation. But what Jazz didn’t expect was meeting thirty two year old Julian. Julian is this rich hard-working and gorgeous man who seems to be afraid of nothing. When Julian sees Jazz for the first time he is immediately fascinated with this beautiful woman. The chemistry between Jazz en Julian is immediately intense and soon they can’t stay away from each other. But Jazz is scared and doesn’t want to dive into another relationships. Soon Jazz and Julian agree to just see what happens and explore each other’s potential.

What I really liked about this book was the character Julian. From the very first page I really liked him. He was funny, intense, sexy and just a little weird. He works hard for everything he has and when he meets Jazz he is immediately hooked. I really liked how he tried to make everything great for Jazz. Julian tried to keep his feelings a secret because he didn’t want to scare Jazz away and I really enjoyed reading that.

This book takes place in Paris. And I just love that city. Paris is such a romantic, beautiful and mystique place and I loved reading about Jullian and Jazz exploring this city. Their running trips to the Eifel tower where really great to read about. And having been in Paris, two times myself, I could really picture the places they visited. (Not all of them :D)

But there was one big downfall for me in this book. I like reading ‘intense’ and ‘sexy’ books (I mean look at my ‘Read’ list) but this book was filled with a little too much sex for me. I kind of felt like this book was to fixed on these sex scenes. I sort of lost the romantic feeling which I love most in these kind of books.  And the proposition Julian does? That really bumped me out. I think I’m just a little too old fashioned for this book. I really wish I felt differently because I really liked Julian St. Sauveur.

This book is definitely one to check out for yourself. I have such mixed feelings about this one…

About the Author:

I have been an extreme bibliophile since I was a kid, precociously finishing my first read of "Gone with the Wind" at age 12. I've had lots of stories whirling around in my head over the years and am grateful for the opportunities afforded by the relatively new world of self-publishing.

Personally, I am a wife, career woman and mom to 2 amazing little divas, hence their photo on my page, rather than mine, they are WAY cuter...

I ride a Harley, have ink, a smart mouth and a dirty mind - this latter always with apologies to my mom who wishes she could wash it out with soap!

This journey of writing I am on is by far the most landmark moment in my life. I will always hope that my characters and their stories will bring as much enjoyment to my readers as I get from writing them!

For more information about 'Exploration' and Peyton Sloane please visit her website, Goodreads or Amazon.  Or look for Peyton on Facebook and Twitter. 


  1. This one sounds like a good book. I've always wondered why many people rush into getting married at such a young age, besides religious/cultural reasons. I'm going to look more into this book. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. ;) You should definitely check this one out. I'm curious about what you think of it.

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